Teaching about Trayvon Martin

Shoulders of the Ancestors: “When an incident as controversial as the shooting of Trayvon Martin grips the nation the classroom can be an excellent forum for a civil examination and civil discussions of the incident. Teaching about current controversial topics like the Trayvon Martin case engages young people and helps them better understand foundational elements of our democracy such as “rule of law” and “due process”. Indeed engaging young people in such teachable moments is the reason many of us became educators.

The resources below are useful for educators, parents, and individuals who desire to be better informed about the issues surrounding the Trayvon Martin case.” more

* A good time to visit Question Bridge project, transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Through video mediated question and answer exchange, diverse members of this “demographic” bridge economic, political, geographic, and generational divisions.

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